The table below looks at the statistics for the Principal Solutions Architect role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Principal Solutions Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Principal Solutions Architect
Rank 864 908 880
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -28
Permanent jobs requiring a Principal Solutions Architect 29 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.003% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.003% 0.002%
Number of salaries quoted 26 1 0
Average salary £60,000 £77,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.58% -
UK excluding London average salary £77,500 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
107809 104785 105042
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.70% 95.27%
Number of salaries quoted 89260 86303 89863
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Principal Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Principal Solutions Architect in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Principal Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Principal Solutions Architect
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Principal Solutions Architect within the UK.

Principal Solutions Architect Salary Trend in the UK

Principal Solutions Architect
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Principal Solutions Architect over the 3 months to 21 November 2014 within the UK.

Principal Solutions Architect Salary Histogram in the UK

Principal Solutions Architect
Top 13 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Principal Solutions Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 21 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +10 29 £60,000 -22.58% 2
London +7 20 £55,000 -29.03%
City of London - 12 £55,000 -
North West - 2 £67,500 -
Manchester - 2 £67,500 -
South East -15 1 £80,000 -
East Midlands - 1 £77,500 - 2
Middlesbrough - 1 £48,500 -
Reading - 1 £80,000 -
Berkshire - 1 £80,000 -
North Yorkshire - 1 £48,500 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £77,500 - 2
Yorkshire - 1 £48,500 -

Principal Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Principal Solutions Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Principal Solutions Architect in their job title.

1 18 (51.43%) TOGAF
2 16 (45.71%) SOA
3 15 (42.86%) Zachman Framework
4 14 (40.00%) Retail
5 13 (37.14%) Marketing
5 13 (37.14%) Degree
5 13 (37.14%) Data Integration
5 13 (37.14%) Finance
5 13 (37.14%) Middleware
6 12 (34.29%) Java
6 12 (34.29%) Oracle
6 12 (34.29%) Computer Science
6 12 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (34.29%) Banking
7 11 (31.43%) Oracle Fusion
8 10 (28.57%) Broadband
8 10 (28.57%) Network Management
9 9 (25.71%) OpenStack
9 9 (25.71%) Open Source
10 7 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (14.29%) Management Information System
12 3 (8.57%) ITIL
12 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
12 3 (8.57%) Big Data
13 2 (5.71%) Mentoring
13 2 (5.71%) Military
13 2 (5.71%) Programme Management
13 2 (5.71%) Document Management
13 2 (5.71%) Supply Chain Management
13 2 (5.71%) Information Assurance

Principal Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT jobs within the UK that cited Principal Solutions Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Principal Solutions Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (25.71%) OpenStack
2 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.86%) Lync
2 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.86%) Office 365
2 1 (2.86%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (28.57%) Broadband
2 1 (2.86%) LAN
2 1 (2.86%) WAN
2 1 (2.86%) Ethernet
2 1 (2.86%) Internet
2 1 (2.86%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) Big Data
General
1 14 (40.00%) Retail
2 13 (37.14%) Marketing
2 13 (37.14%) Finance
3 12 (34.29%) Banking
4 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
5 2 (5.71%) Electronics
5 2 (5.71%) Military
6 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (37.14%) Middleware
2 11 (31.43%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 13 (37.14%) Data Integration
2 12 (34.29%) Computer Science
3 9 (25.71%) Open Source
4 5 (14.29%) Management Information System
5 2 (5.71%) Human Factors
6 1 (2.86%) Ergonomics
6 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.86%) Windows
1 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (51.43%) TOGAF
2 16 (45.71%) SOA
3 15 (42.86%) Zachman Framework
4 12 (34.29%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (28.57%) Network Management
6 3 (8.57%) ITIL
7 2 (5.71%) Migration
7 2 (5.71%) Project Management
7 2 (5.71%) Service Management
7 2 (5.71%) Programme Management
7 2 (5.71%) MODAF
7 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (5.71%) Document Management
7 2 (5.71%) Supply Chain Management
7 2 (5.71%) Mentoring
7 2 (5.71%) Data Architecture
7 2 (5.71%) Information Assurance
8 1 (2.86%) Supplier Management
8 1 (2.86%) eTOM
8 1 (2.86%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 12 (34.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (37.14%) Degree
2 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) MCSE
3 1 (2.86%) MCSA
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.86%) MCTS
3 1 (2.86%) MCITP
System Software
1 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 12 (34.29%) Oracle
2 1 (2.86%) SAP
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
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